Sophisticated interplay between romance and technology

The Johannus LiVE is one of the most ground-breaking developments in organs in recent decades.

Allow us to explain. Here at Johannus, we have been been pursuing an unstoppable devotion for pipe organs since 1969. Inspired by its completely unique sound, soaring principals, rumbling 32’ stop, and sustained acoustics, our devotion has only intensified in the intervening decades. Time after time, we have confirmed that the pipe organ is the undisputed monarch of all the instruments. This supreme ruler of the music world will never admit defeat by any lesser instrument. That is the romance of our profession in a nutshell.

At the same time, we have an undeniable passion for technological progress. And no, we will never surpass the pipe organ’s magnificence. But why wouldn’t we keep developing technology to approximate that glorious instrument as closely as possible? Our discoveries benefit every organist who shares our love of the classical pipe organ.

Many years of research and technological innovation have brought us to the ground-breaking organ we now proudly present to you. The Johannus LiVE is the world’s first fully digital organ that makes it possible to play authentic pipe organs in exquisite sound quality. It gives you the experience of sitting at the Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Église Notre-Dame d'Auteuil in Paris, the Bätz organ in Utrecht’s Domkerk, or the Silbermann organ in the Katholische Hofkirche in Dresden.

We see the Johannus LiVE as an important new step in our mission to elevate the digital organ’s interplay of romance and technology to the next level. We believe that the classical music experience and sophisticated technology can continue to reinforce and enhance each other. That passionate conviction is the drive that inspired the Johannus LiVE. We are pleased and proud to present this new arrival on the organ scene.

Marco and René van de Weerd